Mandie LeBeau manages the Career Services Office, develops and maintains relations with employers, and teaches The Lawyering Experience course. Before joining New England Law | Boston, she was the program director for The Boston Lawyers Group and a program consultant for the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity, where she assisted legal employers with recruiting and retaining diverse attorneys. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at McKenzie & Associates, P.C.
Mandie also serves as president of Pardon Me, Inc., a business etiquette consulting firm that teaches students and executives how to present themselves professionally in the workplace. She served on the Data Policy and Collection Committee for the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. A former president of the Massachusetts Association of Legal Recruiters, Mandie served as the northeast regional coordinator for the National Association for Law Placement and as the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Section Subcommittee for Pipeline and Recruitment. She received a BA in political science from Spelman College and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.
Larissa Brewster, Esq., Assistant Director of Career Services
Larissa Brewster works with current students to help them navigate the employment process by counseling students, assisting with résumé and cover letter reviews, and conducting mock interviews. She also serves as recruitment coordinator, by helping employers with on-campus interviews, résumé collections, and job postings for New England Law students and alumni.
Larissa previously worked as an account executive for Robert Half Legal, building and maintaining relationships with hiring managers in the legal field and assisting job-seekers. While in law school she clerked at a general practice firm in Boston, and as a certified student attorney, Larissa appeared in court in trials, and conducted adoptions, guardianship hearings, and bail requests with the Department of Children and Families and the Barnstable County District Attorney’s Office. She received a BS in marketing, an MBA in management from Bentley University, and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.
Peter Towne, Esq., Assistant Director of Career Services
Peter Towne works with current students to help counsel them on career development and prepare them for the employment process through counseling, assisting with résumé and cover letter reviews, and conducting mock interviews. He focuses on helping students develop comprehensive job search strategies for both traditional and alternative legal positions, depending on their interests and experience. Peter also assists students with their pro bono work.
Peter began his legal career in private practice, specializing in tort litigation, workers’ compensation, and social security disability at Iannella & Mummolo in Boston. Eventually, he expanded his areas of expertise to include medical malpractice and products liability at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Peter also worked in compliance and predictive analytics at ISO Claims Partners.
Peter is a proud New England Law alumnus and has always sought out opportunities to advise and mentor students since graduating in 2009. He participated in multiple clinics while in school and was a research assistant for the Bar Exam Preparation Services during and after his 3L year. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Indiana University in 2004.
The Career Services Office is an essential resource when searching for jobs and internships. My advisor is very helpful, accessible, and knowledgeable. She has assisted me with numerous cover letters, résumé edits, and mock interviews. I highly recommend taking advantage of the help that is available to you!” —Natalie Ciabattoni ’20